The best way to describe this product is that it's a cycle cape akin to a wax jacket for cyclists.
On that note it does require some care in that the wax properties wane over time. Like a wax jacket therefore it does require re-waxing every now and again. Never fear though as it's an easy task to apply the wax.
Another bonus is the weight of the waxed cotton - this means that under most conditions you don't have to use the tapes to secure it to the bike - it stays nicely on you and the bike.
Great that the tapes are available should it be blowing a gale.
A slight drawback is the colour - a very nice green ,just like wax country jackets ,only this is a cycling accessory and could do with a few hi-viz luminous stripes on the back so you're more visible in the daylight/rain.
There are a couple of of night time reflective patches which are fine.
Another point to note is that this is a relatively bulky and heavy poncho to carry in it's pouch. But it keeps you super dry .
All in all a very superior product that , with care, will last a lifetime.
I ought to point out as well - this is a generic one I should add, that all cycle capes cover your handle bars. At night this could be covering your front light. So a helmet light bracket is required.